02 Feb 2016
CONTENT TELEVISION EXPANDS SALES TEAM, RECRUITING STEPHEN JOY TO LEAD UK SALES DRIVE
London, 2nd February 2016 – Content Television, a division of Content Media Corporation, has expanded its international sales team in response to a continued growth in programming demand, appointing Stephen Joy to the newly-created position of Director UK and SVOD Sales.
Previously Director of TV & Digital for Koch Media UK, Stephen’s role will encompass the management of UK sales for the Content Television portfolio, incorporating partner catalogues, to broadcast television, SVOD platforms and home entertainment labels.
Based in the company’s London office, Stephen will also manage Content Television’s relationship with selected key SVOD platforms on a global basis as well as the transactional model for Content Television and its aggregation partners’ own TVOD/DTO label in the UK.
Stephen brings more than thirteen years’ new media and TV experience in the independent sector. At Koch Media UK he managed all new media accounts along with TV sales across feature film and documentary titles. Prior to this, Stephen spent ten years at Entertainment One, managing EST and TVOD rights in the UK for major franchises such as The Twilight Saga, The Walking Dead and Peppa Pig.
Stephen will report to Jonathan Ford, Executive Vice President, Sales & Distribution at Content Television, who commented, “As the flow of programming coming into the group continues to grow, it is essential that we maximise opportunities for this content in key markets such as the UK and significant growth areas including the SVOD sector. We’re very pleased to welcome Stephen to the team; he brings a wealth of experience in distributing to these markets and platforms and, through the creation of this new role, will be able to offer an invaluable dedicated service to our roster of clients.”
Stephen added, “Content Television has a fantastic reputation on the global stage for its diverse range of programming, from primetime drama such as Line of Duty to its leading game to screen portfolio, as well as partnerships with some of the world’s foremost producers. I’m delighted to have the opportunity to lead the company’s sales to the UK market, and look forward to ensuring that the success of its programming in the region continues to go from strength to strength.”
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About Content Media Corporation
Content Media Corporation is a global entertainment media company based in London with offices in Los Angeles, New York and Toronto, which owns and distributes a significant library of film, television and digital assets. Content Film, the film sales division, holds the rights to over 275 feature film titles and helps producers secure financing, marketing and distribution. The division also acquires top-tier documentaries. Content Television is the television sales division, which holds the library rights to 5,200 hours of TV programming incorporating major drama series, non-fiction entertainment, special event programming, kids’ series, TV movies and mini-series. Content Digital licenses over 300 hours of bespoke digital properties, in addition to the existing library, to digital media platforms worldwide, including on-demand, broadband and mobile.